Edition 43 kicks off with an analysis of the recent supermarket and cycles activity and a look at January to May’s import figures.
News topics include: Merida’s UK push, The BikeBiz Awards, lighting launches from Moore Large and USE, Halfords’ approach to new standards, as well as analysis pieces of Boris Johnson’s opening of the Bike Doctor Academy and a further piece on import statistics.
Neil Mcquillan, managing director at Citrus-Lime discusses the perks of an efficient web store in Chain Reaction on page 12.
Industry Opinions mulls over whether or not specialist retailers need to stand their ground against increased competition in the high-end sector from Halfords and the low-end market from supermarkets.
Future Publishing discusses its approach to testing product and how its editors score product on pages 16 to 17.
Reece Cycles has the main interview on pages 18 to 19.
Madison re-launched the Saracen range to press and interested dealers in July. Turn to page 21 for brand manager Simon Wild’s angle on servicing the independent stores with a far-upgraded product.
Mystery Shopper is out and about looking for a bicycle for his kids in Milton Keynes – are you a local retailer? if so, how did you score?
Bike Hub’s grants have been revealed and Carlton Reid goes into detail about each project on page 24.
Norco has a brand spotlight on page 27.
Eurobike is not far off. Flick to 28 for a floor plan and analysis of this year’s instalment.
Fresh from Sun Valley, Carlton Reid documents the first ever ‘Press Camp’ on 31.
The rest of the mag is as follows:
People and recruitment news: 34 to 35
Retail comment: 37
Dealer profile with Belfast’s Real Cycles: 38
Analysis of the latest lighting product: 41
and the same on carrier racks and storage: 45
New Product highlights: 49
Number Crunching: 50
Bike Doctor company profile: 59
Letters to the Editor: 60
Off the Record: 61